I agree that this kitty needs to be looked at for lipidosis. My Luc had a
bout with this several years ago – he had stopped eating and we didn’t
immediately notice, never did find out the reason although the vet suspected
a touch of pancreatitis. We had a feeding port implanted in his esophagus, a
couple inches from his ear. It didn’t bother him too much, and we were able
to feed him watered-down and blundered A-D. Within 2 weeks his appetite was
back on track. First he wanted to lap up the A-D goo, and then he started
eating on his own again. We had to leave the port in for a while because the
surrounding hole had to heal before it could be taken out. Anyway, he made a
complete recovery. It cost us quite a bit since the emergency vet in the
area was the only one who could put in the port, and Luc had a bad reaction
to the anesthetic and had to stay the night there – that by itself was $600
– but it was money well spent to save our guy. He was 13 at the time (and
FeLV-). 

 

Diane R.

 

From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Natalie
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 8:50 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Kitty with jaundice
Importance: High

 

It may not be just jaundice, it could be hepatic lipidosis, which is very
serious! Blood test is a must, and force feeding, fluids (sub-q), and
antibiotics are required!

I had a cat last summer that went down to 4.5 lbs, to the point where they
wanted to insert a feeding tube through nose or surgically into stomach to
which I said no, because I knew that I could force fed her small amounts all
day long, and she would have been absolutely miserable with any of the two.
I mixed A-D with some hot water and meds, and used a syringe.  Within 2
weeks, her values were tremendously improved and she made a complete
recovery.  Hepatic lipidosis happens mostly to female cats. She was only
about 1 ½ - 2 yrs old.  She is a very fussy eater, and I have finally found
the one and only food that she will eat. BTW,  her prognosis was grim, and
the vets were really surprised how I got her well in such a short time! The
poor girl was through a lot, had a litter in the streets (only 2 survived),
and we got her when she was already pregnant with second litter – too late
to abort. 

 

 

From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 9:23 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Kitty with jaundice

 

A friend of mine has two FeLV + cats, littermates about 8 months old, and
one has developed jaundice.  He has lost a ton of weight also.  The last
couple of days he doesn't want to eat although he's not laying around or
lethargic.  Anyone had experience with this?  Anything that can be done or
is this the end for him?
 
Maureen

“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark
Twain

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